April 16, 2024 03:54 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
Delhi excise policy case: Arvind Kejriwal to remain in jail as Supreme Court turns down urgent hearing | Excise policy case: Delhi court extends BRS leader K Kavitha's judicial custody to April 23 | 'What else is Congress doing other than looting?': Kangana Ranaut in Himachal Pradesh | Iran could attack Israel sooner than later, warns US President Joe Biden | Amid unemployment, inflation issues, PM Modi's leadership likely to help his third consecutive term at govt: Survey
'Slip of tongue': Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury states in written apology to President over 'Rashtrapatni' remark Droupadi Murmu

'Slip of tongue': Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury states in written apology to President over 'Rashtrapatni' remark

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 29 Jul 2022, 08:05 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has submitted a written apology to President Droupadi Murmu for calling her "Rashtrapatni" in a media interview earlier this week.

"I am writing to express my regret for having mistakenly used an incorrect word to describe the position you hold. I assure you that it was a slip of the tongue. I apologise and request you to accept the same," Chowdhury wrote in a letter to Murmu, the country's first President belonging to the tribal community.

The BJP had also demanded an apology from Congress President Sonia Gandhi over the remark.

Chowdhury, the leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha, had used the "Rashtrapatni" remark while talking to reporters during his party's protests over a host of issues.

On Thursday, the comment triggered a massive row in Lok Sabha following which the house was adjourned as BJP MPs clamoured for an apology by both Sonia Gandhi and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.

The BJP, meanwhile, insisted that the comment by Chowdhury was not a slip of the tongue as claimed by the Congress leader.

"It was not a slip of tongue. If you watch the clip, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury clearly (referred to President Murmu as) Rashtrapati twice, then he called her Rashtrapatni," Law Minister Kiren Rijiju told news agency ANI.

Support Our Journalism

We cannot do without you.. your contribution supports unbiased journalism

IBNS is not driven by any ism- not wokeism, not racism, not skewed secularism, not hyper right-wing or left liberal ideals, nor by any hardline religious beliefs or hyper nationalism. We want to serve you good old objective news, as they are. We do not judge or preach. We let people decide for themselves. We only try to present factual and well-sourced news.

Support objective journalism for a small contribution.